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Eamont Bridge (bridge)


The sandstone bridge over the River Eamont at Eamont Bridge (village) dates from the c.15th century. The bridge crossed the old county boundary between Cumberland and Westmorland (now both in Cumbria). The bridge was widened 1875.[1] The bridge now carries the A6 road. In December 2015 it was badly damaged by floods and was closed to traffic for repairs and reopened on 22nd March 2016.[2] The bridge is a Grade I listed structure. 

Eamont Bridge is a road bridge over the River Eamont, at the village of the same name, immediately to the south of Penrith, Cumbria, England. It is a scheduled monument and a grade I listed building (it has two listings as it spans a parish boundary and is listed under both).

The narrow bridge lies on the A6 road and before the opening of the M6 motorway was a notorious bottleneck. It is still controlled by traffic lights.

The bridge crosses the old county boundary between Cumberland and Westmorland and is one of the oldest bridges in the county still in daily use. It was built in 1425 after the Bishop of Durham, Thomas Langley, offered indulgences to anyone contributing towards its construction, and was widened in 1875. It is a slightly humpbacked three-arched bridge made of grey sandstone with alterations in red sandstone. The solid parapets include pedestrian refuges above the pillars. Like the village, the bridge stands partly in Yanwath and Eamont Bridge parish and partly in Penrith.

In December 2015, the bridge was declared unsafe and closed to traffic, following severe flooding caused by Storm Frank. The bridge sustained significant damage, with a one-metre hole reported in a supporting pillar.

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Flood-hit Eamont Bridge to reopen after repairs
- BBC 22 March 2016. "...Eamont Bridge on the A6 near Penrith has been closed since December after floodwater washed away masonry and undermined the structure of the Grade I-listed building ...

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